Allardyce in shock
Big Sam has admitted his hurt at being sacked by Rovers this afternoon.
With new owners there was always a risk he would leave eventually but the timing and the shock factor is very strange on this one.
'I am very shocked and disappointed to be leaving Blackburn Rovers,' Allardyce said in a statement released by the League Managers Association.
'I am extremely proud to have managed this club and I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the players, my staff and the supporters during my time in charge.
'I now wish them and the football club every success for the future'.
Thank you Sam.